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A podcast featuring women of color with very different views on Hot Topics.

A podcast featuring women of color with very different views on Hot Topics.
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United States

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CBS Radio

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A podcast featuring women of color with very different views on Hot Topics.

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English


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The US Border on Father's Day

6/20/2018
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Eman El-Husseini is a stand-up comedian and writer. She’s known for her appearances on CBC and CTV’s Just for Laughs, and for her Comedy Network stand-up special. She’s opened for Patton Oswalt, and her comedy album, “Unveiled”, was released in 2016. Her writing has been featured in Rover, The Beaverton, The Montreal Gazette, and The Dean’s Report, among other publications. Check out her cartoon on instagram based on her married life with her wife who is also a comedian:...

Duration:01:31:25

Pride

6/13/2018
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Alok Vad-Menon ALOK (they/them) is a gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, educator, and entertainer. Their eclectic sense of style, political comedy, and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been internationally renowned. Alok was recently the youngest recipient of the prestigious Live Works Performance Act Award granted to ten performance artists across the world. They have been featured on HBO’S The Trans List, MTV, The Guardian, National Geographic, The New York...

Duration:01:22:29

Savage America

6/6/2018
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Charla Lauriston Los Angeles based stand-up comedian and television writer. Hailing from New York by way of Boston by way of Haiti, Charla has written for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Comedy Central’s Why? W/ Hannibal Buress, TBS’ People of Earth, and FOX’s Ghosted. She's appeared on The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail and was listed as one of 8 Black Women Ready for SNL by Essence Magazine. Zainab Johnson stand up comedian and actress who can be seen on HBO’s All Def Comedy, NBC’s Last...

Duration:01:39:26

A Woman's Worth

5/30/2018
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Agunda Okeyo is an activist, writer, producer, and filmmaker. She’s the producer of Sisters of Comedy, at Carolines on Broadway, which just celebrated its fourth anniversary. In March, she guest hosted a segment on The Laura Flanders Show. Okeyo has been featured as a rising producer and activist in Time Out New York, The New Yorker, Essence, and The Root. Check out her article on Cambridge Analytica’s influence in Africa in the Progressive. Keira Wesley-Busher is an award-winning...

Duration:01:38:28

A Beautiful Space

5/23/2018
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Will Dubose is an architect from Chicago who received his BS in architecture from the University of Michigan and completed studies at Oxford University in England as well as Morehouse College in Atlanta. He received his masters degree in the School of Architecture at the University of Michigan as well. DuBose has served in the position of Adjunct Professor at both Stony Brook University and Pratt Institute in New York. His skill and talents have been featured on HGTV. DuBose serves as...

Duration:01:28:28

The Racial Lens

5/16/2018
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Joyelle Nicole Johnson is a stand-up comedian who has opened for Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Buress, Russell Peters, and toured with Maria Bamford. She has performed at festivals like Sketchfest, Bonnaroo and Bumbershoot, and made her television debut on Wyatt Cenac's Night Train now on Starz. In March she debuted for her first late night set on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Jenny Saldana- Stand Up comedian- She wrote, produced and starred in Happy Cancer Chick, a web series inspired by her...

Duration:01:22:44

Ride Or Die

5/9/2018
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Chloe Hilliard is a journalist turned stand up comedian and writer who for over ten years, was a culture/entertainment journalist, writing for The Village Voice, Essence, Vibe, King, and The Source. For her expertise on Hip Hop culture, she’s appeared on CNN Headline News, ABC News, Our World with Black Enterprise and C-Span. She been seen on “Last Comic Standing”, AXSTV’s “Gotham Comedy Live,” Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,” Tru TV’s ”Almost Genius” and MTV’s “Acting Out.” Rachel...

Duration:01:30:20

It's Very Jungle

5/2/2018
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Erin Jackson standup comedian. She has been seen on Last Comic Standing, ASPiRE’s Exhale, The Ellen Show , Wanda Sykes’ Herlarious, and TV Guide’s Standup in Stilettos, and more recently her killer late night performance on Conan O’Brien! MeMe Simpson stand up comedian- known as the Red Assassin, writer, director, and host. She has toured with Damon Wayans and you can see her on tour now with Michael Blackson. Check out her popular Instagram paige @iammemesimpson and she is Chi-Town...

Duration:01:39:43

“High” Expectations

4/25/2018
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Dr. Christina Greer is a writer and professor of political science at Fordham University Lincoln Center, and the 2018 McSilver Institute Fellow at NYU. She is the author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream, and has been published in TIME. She makes occasional appearances on MSNBC. Guy Torry Is a comedian and actor who was featured in the Def Comedy Jam Tour, created, produced, and hosted Phat Comedy Tuesdays at the Comedy Store, guest-starred on...

Duration:01:26:56

Starbucks Black Coffee

4/18/2018
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Zainab Johnson stand up comedian and actress who has been seen on: HBO’s All Def Comedy, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Arsenio, BET’s Comic View, MTV’s Acting Out, AXSTV’s Gotham Comedy Live! Avant-Guardians web-series, and she recently performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Dr. Christina Greer is a writer and professor of political science at Fordham University Lincoln Center, and the 2018 McSilver Institute Fellow at NYU. She is the author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the...

Duration:01:28:57

Followers vs Leaders

4/11/2018
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Rob Haze is a comedian seen on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the latest season of Adam Devine’s House Party, and the Viceland show Flophouse. He is a cohost on the Kanye West podcast The Book of Ye. Rob is the 2015 winner of the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Hannah Gadsby is an Australian comedian, actress and writer. She has been seen on Australia’s ABC TV’s Adam Hills Tonight and starred in Josh Thomas’ critically acclaimed “Please Like Me” in both Australia and the United...

Duration:01:33:53

God Bless The Child

4/4/2018
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Alicia Hall Moran is a mezzo-soprano. A multi-dimensional artist performing and composing between the genres of Opera, Art, Theater, and Jazz. Ms. Moran made her Broadway debut in the Tony-winning revival The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, starring as Bess on the celebrated 20-city American tour. In partnership with husband and collaborator Jason Moran, she was awarded a 2017 Art of Change fellowship by the Ford Foundation. Her recent album, HERE TODAY, was released December 21, 2017. Nonye...

Duration:01:18:58

The Mouths of Babe

3/28/2018
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Amber Ruffin has been a writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers since 2014. First black woman to write for a late-night talk show in the USA. She also writes on the Comedy Central show Detroiters and is a regular narrator on Drunk History. In February she hosted the 70th Writers Guild of America awards ceremony. Calise Hawkins appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Gotham Live, Stand Up in Stilettos, Nickmom Nite Out. She has written for MTV series Totally Clueless and Girl Code, Comedy...

Duration:01:21:33

Post Racial Future

3/21/2018
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Gina Yashere, Abbi Crutchfield, and Aida Rodrigues stop by Friends Like Us, and discuss Students protesting the NRA, A Teacher's Salary, Racism in Brazil, The Royal Wedding and Prenups, A Post Racial Future, and more with your regular host Marina Franklin. Gina Yashere She has appeared on Live At the Apollo, Last Comic Standing (where she made the final ten!), The Tonight Show, Crashing, The Standups on Netflix is the British correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, has voiced...

Duration:01:27:08

Edible Show

3/14/2018
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Calise Hawkins, Jenny Saldana and Sydnee Washington stop by Friends Like Us, and discuss Friends Like Us moving, Political Humor, Mason Pryor bombs on the Apollo, Lack of Diversity in media, and more with your regular host Marina Franklin. Calise Hawkins She has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Gotham Live, Stand Up in Stilettos, Nickmom Nite Out, among others. She has written for MTV series Totally Clueless and Girl Code, Comedy Central’s @midnight, Charlemagne’s Uncommon Sense,...

Duration:01:01:18

To Be Woke or Not To Be

3/7/2018
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Greer Barnes, Nore Davis, and Erin Jackson stop by Friends Like Us, and discuss the Oscars, Sleep Deprivation, Interracial Couple Emojis, and Romaticising Rough Sex in Movies with host Marina Franklin. Greer Barnes- The Chappelle's Show, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Red Oaks, Kevin Can Wait, HBO's Crashing Season 1 & 2, Late Show with Dave Letterman, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Nore Davis- Inside Amy Schumer, Kevin Can Wait, Boardwalk Empire. The Chris Gethard Show, Gotham Comedy...

Duration:01:10:29

Finding Your Inner Unicorn

2/28/2018
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Sasheer Zamata, Dr. Christina Greer, and Mindy LaVergne talk pregnancy fitness, teenagers coming for the NRA, and the Olympics on this week’s Friends Like Us. Sasheer Zamata: Saturday Night Live, “Pizza Mind,” Deirdre and Laney Rob a Train, The Outdoorsman, Bojack Horseman, People of Earth, Transparent, The Talk and @midnight. Catch her in the upcoming Amy Schumer Movie, “I Feel Pretty”! Dr. Christina Greer: Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream, TIME. ...

Duration:01:45:02

Black Panthers

2/21/2018
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Marina talks NYC Comedy Clubs, Gun Violence, and Kanye West with Aparna Nancherla, Sam Jay, and Eman El-Husseini! Featuring: Aparna Nancherla: Bojack Horseman, Crashing, Corporate, Inside Amy Schumer, The Characters, Master of None, 2 Dope Queens, Late Night with Seth Meyers. Variety’s “Top Ten Comics to Watch for 2016,” and Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People Right Now.” Sam Jay: Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Stand Up Presents, Writer on Saturday Night Live. Eman El-Husseini:...

Duration:01:17:46

Five Star Rating

2/14/2018
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This week, Erin Jackson, Agunda Okeyo, and Man-Of-The-Month Jordan Carlos stop by Friends Like Us to talk writing for comedy, Mike Pence at the Olympics, and the Super Bowl. Erin Jackson- Last Comic Standing, Exhale, Ellen, Herlarious, Standup in Stilettos. Agunda Okeyo- Activist. The Daily Beast, Okay Africa, NBC, Curve Magazine and O Magazine. Producer of Sisters of Comedy. The Laura Flanders Show. Jordan Carlos- The Colbert Report, Collegehumor Originals, The Nightly Show with Larry...

Duration:01:06:34

Excellent Service

2/7/2018
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Friends Christina Greer and Kenice Mobley stop by F.L.U. to talk Ruby Bridges, Black Panther, and Justin Timberlake, featuring a special appearance by Chewy May. Dr. Christina Greer - 2018 McSilver Institute Fellow. Author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream. TIME, Ted-Ed Educator. The Aftermath, MSNBC, NY1. Kenice Mobley - Women in Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Two Dope Queens, Laughs. Host of Person About...

Duration:01:25:31